Gretchen Rossi is an American television personality, best known for starring in The Real Housewives of Orange County. The actress is currently pregnant with her first child with fiancé Slade Smiley.
Rossi was born on October 30, 1978, in Michigan, the United States of America, to Scott Forward and Brenda Foward. She studied psychology at Baylor University.
Rossi, who is constantly in arguments with co-star Tamra Barney in The Real Housewives of Orange County, joined the Bravo hit series in 2014.
She has appeared on four seasons of RHOC, from season 4 to season 8. Rossi's co-stars in RHOC include Jeana Keough, Lizzie Rovsek, Vicki Gunvalson, and Tamra Judge. She also appeared on Chelsea Handler's late-night show, Chelsea Lately, in 2012.
Moving on to her love life, Rossi is engaged to her RHOC season 8 co-star Slade Smiley since 2013. The couple reportedly got engaged on the show as the actor proposed Rossi for marriage.
The couple, who began their IVF journey four years ago, revealed in an episode of The Doctors on December 17, 2018, that they are expecting their first child together.
Rossi was previously married to ex-husband Chris Rossi, for three years. The former couple had gotten married in 2004, in Dana Point, California, USA, and got a divorce in 2007.
She was also previously engaged to a millionaire fiance Jeff Beitzel, who was 24 years elder than her, until his death on September 13, 2008.
Later, in 2010, Rossi filed a lawsuit against former acquaintance Jay Photoglou for stealing her personal property, including nude photos and threatening her.
After Rossi won the case and received $523,250 in the lawsuit, Jay Jay filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and "attempted to have the judgment discharged".
As for Rossi's salary and bank balance, she earns a handsome amount of money from her television career.
The details about how much money she got from her RHOC four-seasons is not available. But, according to some online sources, Rossi has an estimated net worth of $3 million.